Carlson says he will run for another term on councilAs the candidate filing period for the Nov. 2 election opens, at least one incumbent, Jerry Carlson, has stated his intention to seek another term on the Atherton City Council.
Councilman Charles Marsala announced several weeks ago he will not run for another term on the five-member council. Councilman Jim Dobbie could not be reached by The Almanac's press time.
Several names are circulating in the community as possible contenders in the race for the three open seats. Among them is longtime Planning Commissioner Phil Lively, who told The Almanac that he's considering a run for council but has yet to make up his mind.
Another resident often mentioned as a potential candidate is Mike McPherson, a member of the town's Rail Committee. Mr. McPherson could not be reached before The Almanac's press time.
Jeff Wise, a member of the town's Finance Committee, has been mentioned as a possible candidate, but said this week he won't be throwing his hat into the ring. Both Peter Carpenter and Jon Buckheit, who have been encouraged by a vocal group of residents to run for council, have said they don't intend to run.
—By Renee Batti